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Familia Americana: What is truth?

Familia Americana: What is truth?

Jesus went before Pontius Pilate… “Then You are king!” Pilate said. “You say that I am a king,” Jesus answered. “For this reason I was born and have come into this world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to My voice.” Pilate says to Him, “What is truth?” (John 18:38)

Familia Americana: What is truth?

Our country is in a spiritual, moral, and existential crisis. Religion is being undermined; its purpose questioned. Social norms and expectations are dictated to the masses and any push back is met with hostility. Calls for America’s destruction or “The Great Reset” (the establishment of a world government and global world order) are echoed on major mediums of communication at the behest of a political class. 

What is behind this crisis? The Enemy, is greed and power. 

To Pilate’s question, what is truth? Truth is absolute. It exists outside of our ability to detect it or define it. Absoluteness comes from God. It is perfect, universal, and eternal. It is constant and unchanging. All righteousness and good comes from Him. Truth is in God. Truth is God. Truth does not have to be proven. It is. 

To define truth without reference to God is folly.

If there is no absoluteness or truth, then all is relative. Relativeness is derived. Relative “truth” is a consequence of a proposition, proven or inconclusive, dependent on supporting circumstances or assumptions. Because relative truth can change according to condition, it is fallible, imperfect. Anything imperfect is not of God but of man.

Pontius Pilate recognized that truth can be challenged and questioned. He who has the power to determine what truth is, controls the narrative and determines the outcome. Jesus was sent to his death because he posed a threat to the Sanhedrin’s authority for spreading truth, and indirectly, this threatened the Roman authorities as well. The Sanhedrin were powerless to enforce punishment on Jesus, and so they went to the Romans who had authority over them. 

On April 27, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the creation of a Disinformation Governance Board to counter the spread of false information and protect national security. Our government has assured us they would not monitor American citizens but would monitor disinformation spread by “foreign states” and “transnational criminal organizations and human smuggling organizations.” The DHS proclaims that they “remain deeply committed to doing its work in a way that protects Americans’ freedom of speech, civil rights, civil liberties, and privacy.”

The Disinformation Governance Board, or Ministry of Truth as it should be called, should never have been created. 

Government in America was never supposed to have unrestricted powers, interfere in the daily lives of its citizens (to a minimal extent) or assume authority over the land. 

The Founding Fathers acknowledged that our rights come from God, our Creator, and declared these truths in our founding documents, the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. Our Founders understood that Christianity played a prominent role in shaping Western Civilization and if this new nation was to endure and keep its promises, it was necessary to secure these truths for all men in the land. 

This document meant to ensure that government would never grow so large that it could trample on the individual and economic liberties of American citizens. 

Power, too, is vulnerable and short-lived if it is not properly defended. This was recognized two-hundred nineteen years ago, in 1803, by a merchant by the name of Samuel Adams (a Founding Founder).

Adams believed that “it is in the interest of tyrants to reduce the people to ignorance and vice. For they cannot live in any country where virtue and knowledge prevail.”

Adams also understood that “he who controls the truth controls the people.” If the source of truth is a higher power, our Creator, the people cannot be controlled for they will believe in the higher power before they believe the truths set by men.  

Hitler, Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Castro, Chavez, Maduro, Ortega, and all other tyrants and authoritarians secured their power, controlled the narrative, and kept their people sheltered from external sources so as to control truths that went against their narratives because their truths cannot be questioned. 

The turmoil affecting our country is purposeful. The Enemy wants unrighteousness, chaos, division, and hopelessness to prevail. It needs disbelief, doubt, and disobedience to truth in order to thrive.

A large part of this crisis is due to our failure as stewards of our nation’s Constitution. We the People have willingly ceded our role as the source of sovereign power in our republic, and have entrusted the government to secure our rights for us. We are seeing the results of centralized power that is left unchecked: a burdensome, autocratic, and corrupt government. 

We the People have an obligation to preserve the greatness of America and the freedom of our people. It starts by defending our Constitution and the truth under which it is founded. 

Socialism is alive and well in America. Socialism relies on an all-powerful State to become the fountain of truth, the provider of resources, and guarantor of happiness. It convinces the masses to surrender their freedom in exchange for false promises. Promises that have been proven to lead to scarcity, decay, and tyranny. 

Hispanics know socialism and tyranny very well. Sadly, we have experienced the misery of this failed ideology time and again. These hard-learned lessons must neither be forgotten nor repeated and I will do my part to ensure that socialism does not succeed. 

Socialism has no place in America. Socialists don’t sleep and neither shall we.

“We the People hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness.”     – preamble to the Declaration of Independence

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